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Mental Health Care Psychiatry

America’s Mental Health Crisis

Facing the Shortage of Mental Health Professionals Growing demand for mental health care plus a slow supply of new Psychiatrists equals the perfect storm for America’s┬ámental health care crisis. Over half of practicing Psychiatrists are nearing retirement age and fewer medical students are interested in pursuing Psychiatry. JAMA reports that fewer students are interested in …

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Psychiatrist Emergency Room

How the Psychiatrist Shortage Is Affecting Emergency Room Coverage

Why the ER is being affected. In 1850, America was in a movement to provide more humane care of mentally ill patients by treating them in hospitals. At that time, there were about 14 beds per 100,000 population. In 2010, the supply was 14.1 beds per 100,000 population. We are in a crisis of 19th …

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